After taking the weekend break from hand quilting I was back at it last night and got a bit of cross hatching done on Wagon’s West. I think I completed all the quilting in the circles on this row so this stretch of cross hatching should move quickly and then on to the second row of wheels – I did 4 of each design and I plan on quilting them each the same way.
One more row pieced on this quilt – if all the blocks were sewn together it would now be about 20 x 20. Any name suggestions for this one – Playful Butterflies is one choice so far and another Butterflies are Free.
The shelve in the pantry cupboard is beginning to take shape, sweet mint and spearmint (misspelled label) and the jam. I have peppermint drying since last night so it will be ready to put in a jar sometime today. Then it will be another day of peppermint as I have two plants and both were ready for a trim but only room in the dehydrator for that from one plant even with 6 trays.
A whole lotta tomatoes! and more will be ready in a day or two – I will wait on them before I make more sauce – not really enough for canning so I am just making pasta sauce with them and what can’t be used for one meal will be put in the freezer. I pick my tomatoes before they are really ripe because the bugs seem to start getting them at this orange stage, I don’t want to use bug treatments so just pick them early and let them finish a couple days on the windowsill.
The following photos are from the River Park area from the weekend in Oklahoma City – a nice park area to walk (if the weather had been a tad cooler LOL)
A lot of pretty flowers to look at along the way.
Several Egrets had (the white bird) been hanging close to the water and I got this one while it was still.
And of course ducks all lined up ready to hop back in the water to cool off. I have one more set of photos from the Botanical Garden that was only a block away from the hotel that we walked to on Saturday morning before the heat got out of control once again.